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Vision Maker Media's 45th Anniversary Logo

A celebration of International Earth Day highlighting an Indigenous philosophy to environmental issues.

april 1-30, 2021

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Vision Maker Media’s second 45th Anniversary event “commUNITY: Environment is Sacred” a free month-long celebration of International Earth Day from April 1-30, 2021. There are many ways to support more commUNITY events:

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The Indigenous Rights of Nature Movement

Panel Discussion | Watch Now

An in-depth panel discussion of Indigenous environmental leaders share their approaches to adopting the “Rights of Nature” into tribal governance for protecting Mother Earth and Indigenous rights took place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 6 PM CT/ 4 PM PT. The panel was presented in collaboration with Indigeneity — a Native-led program within Bioneers — dedicated to increasing the visibility of Indigenous knowledge and approaches to solving earth’s most pressing environmental and social issues.

Explore the Line Up

A showcase of films on-demand exploring the themes of water, air, and energy from an Indigenous perspective

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Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Program Coordinator

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.